The 2009 Dr. Michael Rutledge Award was presented to 8th grade athlete, Brooke Burgess at Saint Vincent de Paul
School. Presenting the award was Rutledge’s widow, SVDP Sports Director Marion Jones and Track coach Scott Muckelroy. The late Dr. Rutledge, an accomplished distance runner and assistant SVDP coach, was instrumental in developing the track and field program at SVDP. The yearly award is given to the track or field 8th grade athlete who best exemplifies Dr. Rutledge’s strong work ethic, dependability, focus, heart and effort, according to school officials.
The 2009 SVDP Tiger Awards were presented to 8th graders, Elizabeth McEnrue and Ryan Olive.